West Caldwell Tech

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West Caldwell Tech
Location
West Caldwell Tech is located in Essex County, New Jersey
West Caldwell Tech
West Caldwell Tech
West Caldwell Tech is located in New Jersey
West Caldwell Tech
West Caldwell Tech
West Caldwell Tech is located in the US
West Caldwell Tech
West Caldwell Tech
620 Passaic Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

United States
Coordinates 40°44′23″N 74°10′55″W / 40.739794°N 74.181867°W / 40.739794; -74.181867Coordinates: 40°44′23″N 74°10′55″W / 40.739794°N 74.181867°W / 40.739794; -74.181867
Information
Type Vocational Public high school
School district Essex County Vocational Technical Schools
Principal Ayisha Ingram-Robinson
Vice principal Joseph G. DiVincenzo
Faculty 32.3 FTEs[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 261 (as of 2015-16)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 8.1:1[1]
Color(s)      Red
     White and
     Blue[2]
Athletics conference Independent
Team name Eagles[2]
Website

West Caldwell Tech is a regional public high school located in West Caldwell, that offers occupational and academic instruction for students in ninth through twelfth grades in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools.

As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 261 students and 32.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.1:1. There were 172 students (65.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 37 (14.2% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

West Caldwell Tech was named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, one of 17 schools in the state of New Jersey and 269 school nationwide to receive the designation. The Department of Education awards the National Blue Ribbon to public and private elementary, middle and high schools for being high performing schools or to schools that show significant improvement in the students' level of achievement. West Caldwell Tech received the designation for being an "Exemplary Improving School."[3]

Schooldigger.com ranked the school as 307th out of 389 public high schools statewide in its 2012 rankings (an increase of 8 positions from the previous ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy (64.7%) and mathematics (88.2%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).[4]

Athletics[edit]

The West Caldwell Tech Eagles[2] compete as an independent school with no conference affiliation, under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[5][6] With 232 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North I, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 187 to 490 students in that grade range.[7]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the school's administration are:[8]

  • Ayisha Ingram-Robinson, Principal[9]
  • Joseph G. DiVincenzo, Vice Principal[10]

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